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The Suffering of the Immigrant

By: Abdelmalek Sayad


Description

This book is a major contribution to our understanding of the condition of the immigrant and it will transform the reader’s understanding of the issues surrounding immigration. Sayad’s book will be widely used in courses on race, ethnicity, immigration and identity in sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, politics and geography.

  • an outstanding and original work on the experience of immigration and the kind of suffering involved in living in a society and culture which is not one’s own;
  • describes how immigrants are compelled, out of respect for themselves and the group that allowed them to leave their country of origin, to play down the suffering of emigration;
  • Abdelmalek Sayad, was an Algerian scholar and close associate of the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu - after Sayad’s death, Bourdieu undertook to assemble these writings for publication;
  • this book will transform the reader’s understanding of the issues surrounding immigration.

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Hardcover
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745626420
ISBN10
0745626424
Publication Dates ROW:
Jan 2004
Publication Dates US:
Mar 2004
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Jan 2004


Format
237 x 159 mm
9.30 x 6.25 in
Pages
360 pages
Paperback
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745626437
ISBN10
0745626432
Publication Dates ROW:
Jan 2004
Publication Dates US:
Mar 2004
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Jan 2004



Format
230 x 155 mm
9.05 x 6.10 in
Pages
360 pages

* Exam copies only available to lecturers for whom the book may be suitable as a course text.
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Reviews

A brilliant excavation of the condition we usually describe as immigration. Sayad brings to light aspects of that condition typically camouflaged or neutralized by the language itself of most academic research on immigration. He juxtaposes to this language the apparent opacity of the language of immigrants’ lived experience and helps us see its transparence and what it communicates.’ – Saskia Sassen, author of Guests and Aliens

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

A Note on Terminology.

Preface.

Sources.

Introduction.

1 The Original Sin And The Collective Lie.

2 The Three Ages Of Emigration.

3 An Exemplary Immigration.

4 Nationalism And Emigration.

5 The Backlash On The Society Of Origin.

6 A Relationship Of Domination.

7 The Wrongs Of The Absentee.

8 The Immigrant: ‘Os For Life’.

9 Illness, Suffering And The Body.

10 The Weight Of Words.

11 ‘Naturalisation’.

Appendix: Three Interviews About Identity.

12 Immigration And ‘State Thought’.

13 Recapitulation.

Notes.

References.

Bibliography: The Writings Of Abdelmalek Sayad

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Author Information

Abdelmalek Sayad, 1933-1988, Algerian Sociologist and Director of Research at CNRS (National Centre for Sociological Research)

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